COMMUNITY EVENTS

PICK-A-PUMPKIN AT CIRCLE K CONVENIENCE STORES
THROUGH OCTOBER -
Join us in the fight against premature births by buying an orange paper pumpkin at your local Circle K Convenience Store.  You can help by purchasing pumpkins for either $1 or $5, and it helps the March of Dimes in their campaign to grow "pumpkin patches" at each store and fight premature births in the state of Indiana.  The Pick-A-Pumpkin campaign with the March of Dimes, Circle K Convenience Stores, and White River Broadcasting. 


ENROLL COLUMBUS - AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
OCTOBER 22; 10:00 - 11:00 AM; Conference Room
Open enrollment on the insurance marketplace begins November 15th.  Learn about key insurance terms and other information to help purchase the best plan for you.  This information is provided by Columbus Regional Health. 

 

COMMUNITY BOOK READ DISCUSSION AT IUPUC
OCTOBER 22; 11:00 AM - Noon; Campus Center, Room 176
Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, an Associate Professor of English at IUPUC, will lead the discussion on The Things They Carried, focusing on the literary and trauma aspects of O'Brien's book.

 

LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL NIGHT AT KIDSCOMMONS IN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 23 -
Kidscommons, 309 Washington St., Columbus, will host "Light on Afterschool Night" on Thursday, October 23rd, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.  Admission is free.  Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) activities, a free pizza dinner, and exploring the museum.  This event, celebrating afterschool programs and the benefits they bring to families and children, is made possible by a grant from Columbus Education Coalition.

 

FREEMAN ARMY AIR FIELD MUSEUM COMMUNITY BOOK READ EVENT
OCTOBER 23; 6:30 PM; Red Room
Presenter Larry Bothe will cover the history of Freeman Army Air Field in Seymour, established in 1942 as a pilot training airfield, the founding of the museum, and a virtual museum tour.  Emphasis will be placed on the foreign aircraft evaluation period and the search for buried artifacts from the World War II era.

 

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES AT JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
OCTOBER 23 & 31 -
The Jennings County Public Library will host Free Computer Classes on Thursday, October 23rd, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, and on Friday, October 31st, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM and 2:00 - 3:00 PM.  Librarians are also available to help you with computer issues in 30 minute sessions.  Sign up by registering at the information desk, call 346-2091, or online at www.jenningslib.org. 


SOUTHERN INDIANA ROAD SAFETY EXPO IN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 24-
Cummins and several community partners will present the Southern Indiana Road Safety Expo on Friday, October 24th, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM in the parking lot near Hotel Indigo in Downtown Columbus.  The event is free with fun activities, food, drinks, and raffle prizes.


MEET THE CANDIDATES AT V.F.W POST #1987 IN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 24-
V.F.W Post #1987, 215 N. National Road, Columbus, will host a "Meet The Candidates" night on Friday, October 24th.  Candidates for 59th District State Representative Milo Smith and Zack Ellison will be on hand from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. Rich Anthony will serve as emcee.

 

FALL FESTIVAL FOR FAMILIES AT COLUMBUS AMERICAN LEGION
OCTOBER 25 -
The Columbus American Legion, 2515 25th St., will host a Fall Festival for Families on Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Breakfast will be available, plus there will be kids games, prizes, tattoos, and costume party starting at Noon.  For more information, call 812-376-7036.


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEYMOUR
OCTOBER 25 -
The First United Methodist Church of Seymour, corner of Third and Ewing Streets, invites you to their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Admission is free and there will be crafts, artwork, baked goods, a silent auction, snacks, and lunch will be served.  Proceeds will benefit mission projects.  For more information, call Nancy Erp at 812-522-5264.

 

COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSION AT ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM 
OCTOBER 25; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Members of the 71st Special Operation Squadron, activated on May 13, 1968 to expedite the deployment of AC-119G gunships to the Vietnam War, will be present to talk about their mission and work.  They will share their personal experiences and answer questions. 

 

PULLED PORK FUNDRAISER FOR ANNA'S JOURNEY IN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 25 -
The Clay Township Volunteer Fire Dept., 9922 East 25th St., Columbus, will host a fundraiser for Anna, a kidney transplant recipient, on Saturday, October 25th, from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. There will be pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, sides, desserts and drinks. All proceeds go towards Anna's kidney transplant medical expenses.

 

ANNUAL CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER AT TAYLORSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
OCTOBER 25 -
The Taylorsville United Methodist Church will host their 61st Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner on Saturday, October 25th, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.  Cost will be $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 - 12, and free for children under age 5.  The menu will include: chicken and homemade noodles, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, rolls, salad, desserts, and drinks.  There will also be a country store.  For more information, call Bill Riley at 526-2876.

 

HAM & BEAN DINNER AT COLUMBUS MASONIC TEMPLE
OCTOBER 25 -
The Columbus Chapter # 339 Order of Eastern Star will have their Ham & Bean Dinner with Country Store on Saturday, October 25th, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the Columbus Masonic Temple, 4131 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus.  Cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Carry outs will be available.  The country store will feature baked goods and crafts.  For more information, call Barbara Lake at 812-372-1382.

 

NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JACKS IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 25 -
Competing groups of pumpkin carvers will submit Jack-o-Lanterns and collect votes in the form of dollars to support Advocates for Children's work for local victims of child abuse and neglect.  Strolling night will be from 3:00 - 9:00 PM that will include free kids costume contests, games and activities, musical entertainment, wild animal displays, expert carving demonstrations, food, and more.  Night of a Thousand Jacks "After Dark" will be from 9:00 - 11:00 PM with live entertainment, adult costume contest, and more.  For more information, call 812-372-2808. 

 

14TH ANNUAL ALL-U-CAN-EAT HOG ROAST
OCTOBER 25 -
The White Creek United Methodist Church in Columbus is holding their 14th Annual "All-You-Can-Eat" Hog Roast on Saturday, October 25th from 4-6:30. Dinner includes a pulled-pork sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, applesauce, chips, a drink and dessert. It's a Free Will Offering for the meal.

 

MUD SLING AT JENNINGS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
OCTOBER 25 -
The Jennings County Fairgrounds, Highway 3 North, North Vernon, will host a Mud Sling on Saturday, October 25th.  Registration and gates open at 4:30 PM and races begin at 6:00 PM.  Cost is $15 for pit passes or $5 for grandstand seats.  There will be 7 different race classes (modified, prostock, superstock, prostreet, stock, 4&6 cylinder, and county) and the entry fee is $30 for each class or truck you drive.  For more information, call Tim Pearson at 812-718-5228 or Sam Matthews at 812-592-6888.

 

RUNNING FOR THE STARS AT SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY IN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 25 -
Family School Partners "Running for the Stars" will be on Saturday, October 25th, at Southside Elementary in Columbus.  Pre-race activities start at 5:00 PM, the 5K Run/Walk steps off at 6:30 PM, and the kid's race starts at 7:30 PM.  Register at Family School Partners, the B-C-S-C Administration Building, or online at www.indianatiming.com.

unCOMMON CAUSE BENEFIT IN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 25 -
The 39th unCommon Cause fundraiser to benefit the Columbus Area Arts Council will be on Saturday, October 25th, in the former Sears store behind The Commons.  Tickets start at $125.  "Embellishment" will be the theme of the evening starting at 6:30 PM.  There will be great food by Chef Geffin Thomas and music by the Steve Allee Orchestra.  For more information, go to artsincolumbus.org.

SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA MEN'S FELLOWSHIP AT HARTSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
OCTOBER 28 -
All men are welcome to attend the South Central Indiana Men's Fellowship on Tuesday, October 28th, at the Hartsville Church of Christ.  Dinner will be served starting at 6:30 PM with the meeting to follow at 7:15 PM.  For more information, call David Wilson at 812-344-6041. 

 

DENTISTRY FROM THE HEART AT WHITE RIVER DENTAL IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 1 -
White River Dental, 2459 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, will host Dentistry From The Heart on Saturday, November 1st, from 8:00 - 4:00 PM.  Patients 18 years and older will have their choice of a filling, extraction, or cleaning for free who can't get dental care elsewhere.  Registration starts at 7:30 AM, and the first 50 patients are guaranteed to be seen.  Patients should dress appropriately for the weather, as they may be waiting outside.  For more information, call 812-378-5500 or visit www.wrdental.com.

 

BENEFIT 5K RUN & SILENT AUCTION AT NOBLITT PARK IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 1 -
A 5K Run and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, November 1st, at Noblitt Park, 17th & Washington, Columbus, to support the Davie Galbraith Liver and Colon Cancer Fund.  Register in advance for $25 at https://give.stvincent.org/5kforcancerA 5K Run & Silent Race day registration begins at 8:15 AM ($30 race day) with the race starting at 9:00 AM.  The silent auction will be after the race.  Kelcie Davie is organizing this event for her Senior Project at Columbus North High School.  For more information, call Kelcie at 812-581-9032.


HONORING VETERANS BANQUET AT HILTON GARDEN INN 
NOVEMBER 1 -
You can say thanks to local veterans by attending the 14th Annual Honoring Veterans Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Edinburgh Outlet Mall.  Social hour begins at 5:00 PM and the buffet dinner starts at 6:00 PM. Reservations are $30 per person and your payment places you on the guest list.  The 2014 Patriot Award winners will be announced and decorated Vietnam veteran and former 4 term Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong is the featured speaker.  Send your checks to: Honoring Veterans Committee, P.O. Box 2171, Columbus, IN 47202-2171.

 

25TH ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND/SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET AT COLUMBUS CITY HALL
NOVEMBER 1 -
The Columbus/ Bartholomew County branch of the NAACP will host their 25th Annual Freedom Fund/ Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, November 1st, in the Cal Brand meeting room at Columbus City Hall.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM with the program starting at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for youth up to age 12.  The guest speaker will be professor Angela Burks.  For more information, call 314-2708.

COMMUNITY DINER AT SEYMOUR COMMUNITY CENTER
NOVEMBER 3 -
The Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, will serve a free, hot meal at their Community Diner on Monday, November 3rd, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  For more information, communitydinersey@gmail.com.

 

WORK ONE SEMINAR AND JOB FAIR AT COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER
NOVEMBER 6 -
The Columbus Work One Employee Seminar and Manufacturing Job Fair will be on Thursday, November 6th, at the Columbus Learning Center, Central Avenue, Columbus.  The employer seminar starts at 11:00 AM, lunch at Noon, and then the Job Fair runs from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.  For more information, contact pburgos@dwd.in.gov.

 

THE ULTIMATE HOME PARTY AT ST. BARTHOLOMEW SCHOOL IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 8 -
The St. Bartholomew School, 1306 27th Street, Columbus, will host the Ultimate Home Party on Saturday, November 8th, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the school cafeteria.  Home Party vendors including Avon, Stanley Home Products, Tupperware, Usborne Books, and more will be available to take your orders for the holiday season.  There will also be a bake sale.  For more information, call Ruth Gilly at 812-379-9353 Ext. 242 or email at rgilly_stb@yahoo.com.



CHOCOLATE WALK IN NASHVILLE
NOVEMBER 8 -
The Brown County Humane Society invites you to their Chocolate Walk in Nashville on Saturday, November 8th, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Stroll the streets of Nashville and sample over 35 chocolate treats.  Purchase your tickets through October 31st for $20 at the Brown County Humane Society, Brown County Art Gallery, and the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau, all in Nashville, or call 812-327-3016.  Tickets will be $25 from November 1st - 8th while they last.  Proceeds will benefit Brown County's homeless pets. 

COMEDY NIGHT AT HARLEQUIN THEATRE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 8 -
The Harlequin Theatre, inside FairOaks Mall, Columbus will have a Comedy Night on Saturday, November 8th, starting at 7:15 PM.  Columbus' own Jeff Bodart will be joined by Keith McGill for a fun night.  Advance tickets are $15 or $18 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased at Viewpoint Books, the Mall Office, or the Harlequin Box Office.  Cash bar available.  For more information, call 812-343-4597.

VETERAN'S DAY SERVICE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 11 -
The Columbus and Bartholomew County Community Veteran's Day Program will be on Tuesday, November 11th, at 11:00 AM at the Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans in Downtown Columbus.  The ceremony will include patriotic music, laying of wreaths, a memorial balloon release, the reading of Bartholomew County veterans names who have passed since last Veterans Day, three rifle volleys, and taps.  The service will be carried live on News/Talk 10-10, WCSI.

REALITY STORE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 13 & 20 -
Adult volunteers are needed to help out at the 21st Reality Store events on Thursday, November 13th, at Central Middle School and Thursday, November 20th, at Northside Middle School.  Volunteers are needed both days from 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM.  More than 1,000 8th graders from schools all over Bartholomew County will get a valuable lesson on education and finances.  For more information, contact Al Furlani of State Farm Insurance or Pam Sample of Sample Insurance.

TURKEY DINNER AT GREENSBURG FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
NOVEMBER 14 -
The Greensburg Adult Center will sponsor a Turkey Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, November 14th, from 4:30 - 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church's Family Life Center, 425 N. Broadway St., Greensburg.  The menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, roll, pie, and drink.  Cost will be $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 -13, and children under 5 are free.  Carry outs available.  Proceeds will benefit the Greensburg Adult Center and the Lunchtime Nutrition Program sponsored by Thrive Alliance.  For more information, call Shannon Allgeier at 812-662-4733.

COMMUNITY DINER AT SEYMOUR COMMUNITY CENTER
NOVEMBER 17 -
The Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, will serve a free, hot meal at their Community Diner on Monday, November 17th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  For more information, communitydinersey@gmail.com.

ANNUAL F-F-A CRAFT SHOW AT CROTHERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 22 -
The Crothersville FFA Chapter will hold their 20th Annual Craft Show on Saturday, November 22nd, in the Crothersville High School main and auxiliary gyms from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  There will also be a silent auction, and the FFA will be serving grilled pork burgers for lunch.  Booths are available for $25 per space (10 foot with a 6 foot table).  There will be boxes at the entrance for donations of non-perishable food items and new to slightly used toys.  Proceeds will benefit the annual Toy and Food Drive held near Christmas.  For more information, call Linda Begley at 793-2051 or email at misenhower@crothersville.k12.in.us.

COTTONPATCH AND BOMAR & RITTER IN CONCERT AT HARLEQUIN THEATRE IN COLUMBUS
NOVEMBER 22 -
Enjoy Cottonpatch, Columbus' own acoustic folk/rock band, and special guests Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter will play on Saturday, November 22nd, at 7:00 PM at the Harlequin Theatre in Columbus.  Advance tickets are $15 or $18 at the door.  A cash bar will be available.  For more information, call 812-343-4597.

COMMUNITY DINER AT SEYMOUR COMMUNITY CENTER
DECEMBER 1 -
The Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, will serve a free, hot meal at their Community Diner on Monday, December 1st, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  For more information, communitydinersey@gmail.com.

 

SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA MEN'S FELLOWSHIP AT OGILVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
DECEMBER 9 -
All men are welcome to attend the South Central Indiana Men's Fellowship on Tuesday, December 9th, at the Ogilville Christian Church.  Dinner will be served starting at 6:30 PM with the meeting to follow at 7:15 PM.  For more information, call David Wilson at 812-344-6041. 

 

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" : THE RADIO SHOW AT HARLEQUIN THEATRE IN COLUMBUS
DECEMBER 12-14 & 19-21 -
The Harlequin Theatre in Columbus will present "A Christmas Carol" : The Radio Show, a fun twist on this classic family favorite, on Friday - Sunday, December 12th - 14th and 19th - 21st.  Show times will be 7:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 PM on Sundays.  Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 12.  Tickets may be purchased at Viewpoint Books, the Mall Office, or the Harlequin Box Office.  For more information, call 812-343-4597.

 

COMMUNITY DINER AT SEYMOUR COMMUNITY CENTER
DECEMBER 15 -
The Seymour Community Center, 107 S. Chestnut St., Seymour, will serve a free, hot meal at their Community Diner on Monday, December 15th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  For more information, communitydinersey@gmail.com.

 

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